Archive for March, 2008

Blur-rest girl I have ever seen

March 23, 2008

Haha, I can’t help but laugh when I think of my dear dear friend, who happens to be the blur-rest girl I have ever seen in my life! I decided to categorise this post in here because I have never had a friend like that. This story is about how oblivious she is to her surroundings and how we managed to unearth her unobservant-ness! I shall let the following conversations tell the story..

Since we are now staying in N-park condominium, let’s start the story nearest to home. 

Question 1: What is the name of the coffee shop opposite N-park?

Answer: N-park

Correct answer: New N-Park Cafe

Proof:

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Quoted: “The words ‘New’ and ‘Cafe’ are too tiny.”

Question 2: The fire which happened last week, which floor was that?

Answer: Erm, level 2?

Correct answer: Level 3

Proof: I hope I mentioned this in my first post.

Question 3: What colour is the curtain in your room?

Answer: Erm, don’t know, didn’t really notice. Is it green?

Correct answer: Light purple.

Proof: Come drop by my place then you’ll see.

Question 4: What animal is on the N-park Resort and Condominium sign?

Answer: There’s animal on the sign, meh? Erm, an elephant perhaps?

Correct answer: Two dolphins.

Proof:

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See the two dolphins on top of the sign? 

Driving out of the place we stay, plenty of banners and posters were put up during the most recent general elections. In Penang, Gerakan (a component party of Barisan Nasional) used the slogan “Keep Reinventing”. The banners bearing this slogan were everywhere, and I mean e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e. Ask anyone who was in Penang at that time, he/she surely would have seen those banners. So, you can now guess what the next question is.

Question 5: Did you see the “Keep Reinventing” banners around town?

Answer: No ah, didn’t see any. Got meh?

Correct answer: I have told you, they are e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e!

Proof:

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They’ve got Mandarin version as well.

Since election fever is still on, …

Question 6: How does a PAS flag look like?

Answer: Erm, I don’t know ah.. I think, there’s a circle in the middle, white in colour and surrounded by red.

Correct answer: White in the middle, surrounded by green.

Proof:

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Question 7: What’s the difference between the Keadilan flag used during the last GE and the most recent GE?

Answer: Err.. I don’t even know how a Keadilan flag looks like.

Correct answer: Addition of red colour in the latest Keadilan flag.

Proof:

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Old one on the left, new one on the right

Just to twist her brain a little bit more…

Question 8: What is the colour of Gary’s car?

Answer: Gray.

Correct answer: Vermillion, in between orange and red.

Proof: Ask Gary.

Answer: Eh, no a? But I know Chun Yan’s car is gray la.

Correct answer: Gold.

Proof: Ask Chun Yan.

Answer: Oh, I know, Wai Lun’s car is gray.

Correct answer: Wai Lun’s car is silver, but close to gray so it’s still okay.

Proof: Ask Wai Lun.

Question 9: Where is Paddington House of Pancakes in Queensbay? 

Answer: 2nd floor.

Correct answer: 1st floor.

Proof: Give Queensbay a visit and you will know.

Till this day, I still can’t believe some of her answers. Nevertheless, I still love her as she is and on some days, I am indeed the more absent-minded one. I guess we just look out for each other. =)

Worst biscuit in PDC

March 22, 2008

First of all, some background information. PDC stands for Penang Design Center. I’m currently doing my internship in this department in Intel. So, in line with Intel’s aim to make Intel a great place to work, PDC provides free flow of coffee, milo, nestum, milk, water and biscuits.

I was hungry the other day and decided to get some biscuits to fill the emptiness in my stomach. There were 6 tins of biscuits and one tin stood out. It contained cute little biscuits which were red in colour. I was unsure how it would taste like so I did not fill my container full with those biscuits.

Luckily, I did not take a lot. It was Smelly, Salty and Spicy! Triple S! It was so salty that Kuo Pin had to drink up a whole bottle of water after just 5 pieces of that biscuit!

All said, let me reveal that horrible piece of biscuit to you!

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Yuckiest biscuit in PDC!!

And apparently, it’s called “aeroplane biscuit”!

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It looks so cute despite being so unfriendly to your taste buds!

Hmm, I wonder whether any other biscuit in PDC can top this!

Fire!

March 16, 2008

My first post should be a post about a fire that I witnessed a week ago as this is the incident that made me feel like starting a blog. I just felt I had to share some stories of my life! What an unlikely way to be inspired to set up a blog.

It all started on one Saturday morning… Debbie, See Phew (that’s how Chun Yan is called nowadays, no thanks to me) and I were in the living room. Debbie and See Phew were watching some stuffs on their computer while I was feeling quite bored, having nothing significant to do on that fine Saturday morning. I was looking for some excitement or at least some fun but I didn’t know what to do, where to go. Then, when we were all engrossed in our own activities, we heard people yelling and screaming. Debbie and I got a little annoyed and said to each other, “Why are people shouting early in the morning? So bising!” But the screams were too loud to ignore, so we decided to check it out. When we got out of our apartment, we saw many people like us, curious to know what was going on. A young boy told an uncle, “Look, there’s a fire over there!” And so we looked to the direction he’s pointing at. We saw smoke coming out from a unit 3 floors down. Debbie, See Phew and I decided to go have a look. Chris was not that interested, he chose to stay back. See Phew said to me, “Hey, bring your camera!”

So I turned out to be like a reporter, snapping shots of the first fire I witnessed.

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Three fire engines came to the rescue

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Onlookers everywhere

See Phew went close enough to see that the burnt house was flooded with water.

From what I could make out of the whole incident, that apartment went down on fire because of a joss stick. Luckily, there were some housekeeping staff who were there at the time. They were really quick to put out the fire. By the time the firemen arrived, there was nothing left for them to do; most of them just sat there while their counterparts assessed the damage together with some policemen and the paramedics cared for an injured person. Sources said that the injured person is actually the hero of the day. He got himself burnt when trying to put out the fire.

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I thought that this person was the hero,..

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 but someone told me this is the real hero. 

Well, I think the housekeeping staff were all very heroic. They put their lives at risk the moment they decided to help.

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The injured man was brought to hospital. Let’s just hope he recovers soon. 

It turned out that, that Saturday morning was not as dead as I thought it would be. It was certainly exciting to see a fire happening so near to where I stay! We were lucky that the fire did not spread or else I would not be here blogging about it. I would most probably be in a hospital.

After the whole incident, I felt glad that nothing happened to any one of us and was even very happy to just have maggi mee for lunch. The fact that Chris cooked the curry maggi mee for me made me even happier! I boiled some potatoes in return. And we had a very yummy lunch of curry maggi mee with potatoes!